Introduction to Montague, Massachusetts
Montague, Massachusetts, in Franklin county, is 27 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 76 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Springfield metropolitan area with. Montague’s population is approximately 8,489.
The Pocomtuc Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area now known as Montague. It was settled in 1715, when the area was known as Peskeompskut. Montague was incorporated in 1754. It includes five villages, Montague Center, Montague City, Turners Falls, Millers Falls and Lake Pleasant. One of the first canals in the United States, the Turners Falls Canal, flows through Montague.
Montague and nearby Attractions
- Berkshire Botanical Garden
- Lucy Stone Home Site
- Turner Falls Historic District
- Montague Wildlife Management Area
- Lake Minola Park
- Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Things To Do In Montague
Local parks include the Wendell State Forest, Gardner State Park, the Mount Tom State Reservation and Erving State Forest. Naulakha, the Holyoke Heritage State Park, the William Cullen Bryant Homestead and the Emily Dickinson Homestead are some of the nearby historic sites. Historic Deerfield has restored houses from the 1700s and 1800s.
Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.
Montague Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the University Of Massachusetts, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College.